In a battle against spiritual depravity and human immorality, the American Christian church has developed more into an active political and special interest group. As the laws of the land change from the embrace of traditional and conservative guidelines (its mere existence founded and fueled by the values and morals of the Judeo-Christian faith), to a more liberal and government controlled society, the church has engaged its resources against the challenge of liberals by petitioning the political and legal system.
To the average observer, this would be the obvious path to take in which to defend ones rights. The conservative defense that stands out from all others is that this country was founded on Biblical morals and principals; that the constitution itself demands that liberalism is against the law. Their effort is to take the people and the courts back to the time of our founding fathers and remind everyone where we came from. This, in hopes of binding everyone and everything to what has always been; denouncing anything that is contrary to the convictions of our historical society and the church, which, up until of late, has been the overseer of morality and the standard of laws that governed the people.
Any laws pushed forward by the people, reflects only that which lies in their hearts. At the inception of our nation, God was desperately needed and man's livelihood was dependent on Him. Such were the majority of those who ruled the land. As the country became more established and began to benefit from the physical blessings of God, the cares of those hearts changed from the provision of God to the provisions of man. The people eventually became very involved with the state of the nation at hand.
Though they continued to associate themselves to the church, their moral lives decayed into the riches of modern society to be gained. Gradually, their behavior seldom agreed with the morals they commanded. Witnessing this hypocrisy, society began to spurn the land's constitution and the faith associated with it. Dissidents have risen up and challenged the laws they feel have restrained them to another's moral code, claiming they infringe upon their own freedom.
Since it is within the legal courts that challenges to the law takes place, the religious right have decided to meet that challenge, on the world's terms, rather than God's. After all, if you can get the law on your side, you have a very tangible means in which to force God's morals upon society. But this couldn't be further from the heart of what God intends for His people.
When the world witnesses the Christian's battlefield as being in the courts and their protests marched on the streets, it is clear that the desires of their hearts have effectively conformed to the world.
If love is the greatest command for the church, how is it that law has become their greatest effort?
"Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him." (2 Timothy 2:3,4)